Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
. when you were in congress, you pushed for the n.i.h. budget doubling. you convinced newt gingrich this was a good idea to do. congress did it but after they finished doing it, they kind of took their eye off the ball and inflation adjusted terms, n.i.h. funding has gone down, has declined substantially since then. what happened? >> first i don't think -- i don't take credit for pushing newt beginning rich to do -- gingrich to do anything. you don't push gingrich. i think there was a period of time after all was completed with doubling the budget, you know, ten or so years ago, that the members of congress basically said hey, we doubled their budget. therefore, we're not going to give them as much in the next few years as we did then. i think that's continued. i think there is also a problem, a disconnect, if you will, of an understanding by the members of congress, perhaps members of my own party, the republican party, in terms of the need for medical research, the need for the basic research that's paid for in large part by the government to lead to the transactional research and
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
addiction to shopping. we'll talk to her, coming up. >>> also, wife of newt gingrich, presidential candidate. she has a new book out for children about america's rich history. we'll talk about that. she might talk a little politics, too. before the big debate coming up. >>> speaking of kids, rosie pope, mom of three and star of "pregnant in heels" is here, she is going to put your mommy iq to the test. and then later, a woman who should do very well on that quiz, by the way, marie osmond, mother of eight, joining us to talk about her new project. she is also going to be joining us in our next hour. >> including our take three segment. >> have you noticed it's a teeny, tiny bit quieter, we are missing our gals kathie lee and hoda. they are at the university of tennessee this morning. guys, good morning to you. ♪ >> can they even hear us? >> a marching band. >> i thought we were going to chat. >> i don't think so. kathie lee, don't do that. >> clearly throwing a big party. ♪ there's more where that came from. >> there's a big dog with them, too. >> in the meantime, a check of the weather.